What is the POD in
POD stands for Play, Others and Downtime; and is the fundamental building block of the Dolphin Kids™ philosophy and curriculum.
As the 3 unique pillars of Dolphin Kids™ learning, all programs are backed by the latest in neuroscience research to enhance children’s brain development, and include: fun indoor and outdoor activities (Play), social and emotional development (Others), kids yoga, mindfulness exercises and the art of positive thinking (Downtime) in their curriculum – accommodating to all different learning styles.
First introduced in the #1 national bestselling parenting book The Dolphin Way by Dr. Shimi Kang M.D., POD was inspired by the highly playful, creative, socially-advanced, and intelligent Dolphin pods found in nature.
A new dimension of learning!
Dolphin Kids™ Future-ready Leaders – develop the mindset and life skills to achieve your dreams! Through the P.O.D. based method of Play (learning through curiosity & passion ), Others (social skills & connection), and Downtime (wellness & resilience tools), our variety of programs foster focus, gratitude, adaptability, resilience, and life-skills development for children of all ages, parents, educators, and coaches.
By utilizing the latest research in neuroscience for Innovation, Social Leadership and Self-Motivation, Dolphin Kids™ teaches the 5 key skills of CQ™ – Consciousness Quotient. This is the new 21st century intelligence of Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Contribution
The 3 unique pillars of Dolphin Kids™ learning
Dolphin Kids™ programs motivate children to become strong innovators, powerful leaders and self-motivated kids. The POD learning activities are designed to enhance children’s social, emotional and cognitive/critical thinking skills.
PLAY AND EXPLORATION lead to Innovation! Future leaders must be able to be curious, ask questions, challenge conventional thinking and create new ideas. Dolphin Kids™ programs include teacher facilitated play with expertly curated games, art, drama, music and body movement.
OTHERS leads to Leadership! Social connection and the ability to build positive relationships with others is an imperative skill for happy, healthy and self-motivated children. Dolphin Kids™ programs guide children through communication and collaborative leadership training with teamwork activities, role playing, public speaking and break-out sessions.
DOWNTIME leads to Resilience & Motivation! To thrive in our imbalanced world, children need to learn coping strategies and stress management techniques as soon as possible. Dolphin Kids™ programs guide children through mindfulness activities, attention training, and the cultivation of positive mental habits such as optimism, gratitude and grit.
Our mission is to ignite every child’s innate intelligence and innovative nature for social connection, critical thinking, creative expression and purposeful contribution.